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In the current economy, a college education can open up many doors of opportunities and provide you with a sense of security that you so desperately crave when everything seems bleak.When faced with ...

In the current economy, a college education can open up many doors of opportunities and provide you with a sense of security that you so desperately crave when everything seems bleak.When faced with college and the endless decisions that come along with it, you are left overwhelmed and mostly uncertain of where to start.

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  • Associate’s Degree vs. Bachelor’s DegreeIn the current economy, a college education can open up many doors of opportunities and provide youwith a sense of security that you so desperately crave when everything seems bleak.When faced withcollege and the endless decisions that come along with it, you are left overwhelmed and mostly uncertainof where to start.Let’s start by taking a look at the two undergraduate degrees that you can start your career with; theBachelor’s degree and the Associate’s degree.An Associate DegreeAn associate degree program is a two-year undergraduate program that provides students with thenecessary skills and expertise to take up entry level jobs in their respective fields. An associate’s degreeprogram provides the student with flexibility of completing the program. The flexibility can be useful if youhave a part-time or a full-time job. Students with associate’s degrees in most fields, continue theireducation with a Bachelor’s degree in order to be eligible for higher paying jobs and do so by transferringtheir credits to a Bachelor’s program and take it from there.For many, an associate’s degree usually marks the start of your college education and leads to a four-year bachelor degree program. If you are on the fence about spending four years in a college when you’drather be out working, you could look into colleges that offer flexible programs which enable you to workand study alongside.Some colleges like California College San Diego offer associate, bachelor and master leveldegreeprograms in a variety of in-demand fields such as business, healthcare, graphic arts and informationtechnology which can be completed in a considerably lesser amount of time. The California College ofSan Diego reviews say that the associate degree programs can be completed in as little as 15 monthswhich gives students the opportunity of starting work that much faster. What students find moreconvenient is the fact that the college offers year round enrollments, which means the student needn’twait for an entire semester to start, in order to begin their program.Students, who prefer an associate degree to a bachelor’s degree, do so because of reasons pertaining to: • Cost, that is, tuition, financial constraints and monthly expenditures. • Personal commitments, that is, familial responsibilities • Professional or work related commitments • Personal interests and goals.A Bachelor’s DegreeThe four-year Bachelor degree programs focus more on the finer nuances of a field. Students spend fouryears learning their subjects in depth and are introduced to its different aspects. Students who opt forBachelor degree programs are those who want to study to secure jobs in higher-paid positions. And whilesome might argue that the field of study is an important factor in determining your salary, in most cases ithas been found that employers give preference to students with a bachelor’s degree.Following are some of the advantages students take into consideration while opting for a bachelor’sdegree program: • Opens up more opportunities for career growth • Can give a considerable boost to your yearly income • A bachelor degree is standardrequirement to get into master and doctorate level programs.
  • Finally, an education is an investment in your future; one you should make with utmost care and thought.Whether you choose an associate’s degree or a bachelor’s degree is a decision you should make takinginto consideration your goals, schedule, career interests and professional and financial commitments.